This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Christopher L. Marshall
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 7456
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 33
- Date of Death: 15.09.1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 64 Hilltown, Dundee
- Occupation: Mill Worker
Christina Marshall, 23 Todburn Lane, Dundee
Margaret Marshall, 64 Hilltown, Dundee
More about Christopher L. Marshall
Christopher has no known grave but is remembered on the La Ferte Memorial. He was the brother of Pte Robert Marshall, 1183, Black Watch, who died from wounds and asthma, 16.02.1919.
Christopher L. Marshall 7456 1st Black Watch
DUNDEE MAN GIVES LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY,
AND BROTHER IN SAME REGIMENT IS WOUNDED.
Private Christopher L. Marshall, a Dundee member of the 1st Black Watch, has fallen on the field of battle.
His mother, Mrs Andrew Marshall, a widow, residing at 23 Todburn Lane, has received official intimation that he was killed in action on the 15th inst. Private Marshall, whose photograph we reproduce, had been eight years in the army, serving in the South African war, and was thirty-three years of age, having been married three years ago. The young couple took up house at 64 Hilltown, where his widow now resides.
But the toll of the war exacted from Mrs Marshall does not end here. Another son, Robert, a private in the same regiment as his brother, has been wounded.
Private Robert Marshall, who is only twenty-five years of age, has been three weeks in hospital at Chatham, but now sends cheering news to his mother.
A telegram from him is in the following terms :–“I am progressing favourably. Hoping you are keeping well.–Bob.”
This younger son, who has been training for the last seven years with his regiment, was expected home on furlough in July last, but the war of course rudely shattered all such hopes. Before joining the colours Private Marshall was employed in a Dundee calendaring establishment.
Dundee Courier 29th October 1914
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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